Snow Leopard Is A Bit HDTV-Friendlier

Snow Leopard Is A Bit HDTV-Friendlier

With great media centre applications like Boxee, XBMC, and Plex for OS X, it’s more tempting than ever to hook your Mac up to your HDTV. Now that you’ve upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard, you’ll find Snow Leopard’s gotten HDTV-friendly.

All-things-Apple weblog TUAW noticed that when you hook a MacBook up to an HDTV in Snow Leopard, you’ll get new display options specifically tailored for your HDTV to display in 720p, 1080i, and good ol’ 1080p. It’s a minor tweak (you could always output at 1920×1080, but this is a friendlier option), but it’s a handy one for folks using Macs as the hub of their home theatre setup, and this kind of tight integration between our computers and living rooms is the kind of thing we hope to only see more of in the future.

TUAW points out that they’ve tested it and found it working on machines connected via DisplayPort -> HDMI, but commenters on the post also confirm it working on DVI-to-HDMI adapters. If you give it a try, let’s hear what’s working for you in the comments.

Mac OS X, now HDTV-ready with 10.6 [TUAW]


  • This comment is to Jeremy, you are wrong my friend,im MCE developer for 10years now and i build Home Theater Pc for AV enthusiast. This day
    a MCE Pc can deliver Bitstreaming Audio “TRUE HD OR DTS HD MASTER” through HDMI 1.3 with a help
    with ASUS XONAR HDAV 1.3 AND ARCSOFT TOTAL MEDIA PLATINUM 3. So i think Apple need to go back in drawing board before they get left in dust. Who cares about fast and nice looking computer if you
    live inside the box and not give public what
    they want.I would buy a mac any time if they start
    to be forgiving to public and start building tommorow computer and not yesterday macintosh.

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